atheist etymology

English word atheist comes from Ancient Greek ἀ-, Ancient Greek θεός, and later French athée (Atheistic Atheist.)

Detailed word origin of atheist

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ἀ- Ancient Greek (grc)
θεός Ancient Greek (grc)
ἄθεος Ancient Greek (grc)
atheos Latin (lat) An atheist; one who rejected the gods worshipped by the wider society.
athée French (fra) Atheistic Atheist.
athéiste French (fra) Atheist Atheist.
atheist English (eng) (broadly) A person who rejects belief that any deities exist (whether or not that person believes that deities do not exist).. (loosely) A person who has no belief in any deities, such as a person who has no concept of deities.. (narrowly) A person who believes that no deities exist (especially, one who has no other religious belief).. (uncommon) A person who does not believe in a particular [...]

Words with the same origin as atheist

Descendants of ἀ-
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Descendants of θεός
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